We save busy people time, money and mistakes in planning amazing travel experiences. We are the premier cruise and Group Travel Specialists in the Southeast U.S.. Contact us for all your cruise needs, for two people or two hundred!
Contact us when you need a fun & fabulous Caribbean cruise getaway ... a World Cruise ... prefer to relax at a luxury beachfront all-inclusive ... or to plan a culturally immersive exploration of Europe Dancing Moon Travel is a leisure travel service with a specialty in cruises and an emphasis on group travel and special events at sea. Owner Pat Hand is a Master Cruise Counselor and Certified Group Events Travel Specialist. We partner with our clients to customize their trips to meet each traveler's specific needs and requirements. At Dancing Moon Travel, we choreograph dreams!
Mission: We save busy people time, money and mistakes in planning unforgettable vacation packages. We are passionate about making dream trips a reality.
NOPE...THIS AIN'T A CRUISE
Dancing Moon Travel can handle ALL your leisure travel desires...whether it's a European adventure, a cruise...or a beautiful island escape!!
There's no better time than now to book your next sun-filled getaway to Mexico, the Caribbean, or Florida and benefit from 45% off*. Discover new passions, make new memories, and enjoy new experiences as a family, as a couple or as a solo adventurer.
Contact Pat at Dancing Moon Travel TODAY to explore all the great destinations offered by ClubMed.
HURRY!! OFFER ENDS FEBRUARY 26
*Discount applies to the standard rate based on double occupancy and available on select dates
Kevin from Dancing Moon Travel just recorded his first video for the new Dancing Moon Travel YouTube Channel. Check it out...if you dare!!
Kevin introduces Dancing Moon Travel and Pat Hand in a very disturbing video. It's 6 minutes you'll never get back in your life.
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DANCING MOON TRAVEL NEWS!!
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Check out the video posted February 10 where Pat updates us on the Coronavirus situation
WIN A 3-NIGHT STAY FOR TWO AT THE EDGEWATER, SEATTLE!
Let the adventure begin at The Edgewater Hotel — Seattle’s only waterfront hotel. Enjoy amazing views of the Olympic Mountains, the sparkling waters of Elliott Bay and breathtaking sunset views from your room while still staying at one of the best downtown Seattle hotels. This package includes a 3-night stay in a Waterfront room with breakfast for two at Six Seven Restaurant.
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CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES SALE EXPIRES FEB 8
- Cruises from $69 per person/per day
- 50% reduced deposits
- FREE room upgrades
Score the adventure of a lifetime during Royal Caribbean's biggest sale of the year. Rev up the thrills on a dune buggy ride through the woodlands of Falmouth, Jamaica. Learn the ropes of racing a sailing yacht in St. Lucia. Uncover Maya mysteries at the ancient ruins of Altun Ha in Belize. And load up on even more ‘WOW’ right now with 60% off your second guest*, up to $300 to spend at sea and up to $150 instant savings.
Or find awe-inspiring adventure in Alaska with a bonus of up to $100. Plus, kids sail free. Come Seek the Royal Caribbean
FIFTY DOLLARS GOES TO THE WINNER!! WILL IT BE YOU??
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Count of "Likes" received will be conducted on February 14
-The posted image that receives the most "Likes" will be announced on February 15
WINNER WILL RECEIVE A $50 AMERICAN EXPRESS GIFT CARD THAT CAN BE USED ANYWHERE AMEX IS ACCEPTED
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CORONAVIRUS: WHAT CRUISERS NEED TO KNOW
(info provided by Fran Golden on Cruise Critic)
Following an outbreak of coronavirus that has sickened thousands of people and killed more than 100, Cruise Critic answers some of the questions travelers have. Read on to learn about what the virus is, how cruise lines are handling the unfolding situation, whether it's safe to visit China and whether travel insurance will cover you if you cancel.
WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS AND WHY AM I HEARING ABOUT IT?
There has been an outbreak of a potentially deadly virus known as coronavirus (or novel coronavirus), which has been traced to a market in Wuhan, China. There have been more than 4,000 cases of the respiratory illness identified in China, most in the inland province of Hubei, and more than 100 deaths have resulted. The World Health Organization (WHO) has now declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
HOW DOES IT SPREAD
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), it is believed the spread of the virus is mostly through close contact, specifically "respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza and other respiratory pathogens spread." The risk to the general American public is low at this time.
WHAT ARE CRUISE LINES DOING ABOUT IT?
Although risks to passengers and crew are low, cruise lines are implementing screening, prevention and control programs. Lines are also denying boarding to people who have traveled recently to Hubei Province or Wuhan in the past 14 days. Cruise lines have also begun canceling sailings and making itinerary changes.
SHOULD I CANCEL MY CRUISE TO CHINA?
The CDC is recommending avoiding all non-essential travel to China.
DOES MY TRAVEL INSURANCE COVER ME IF I CANCEL MY TRIP?
An outbreak of virus is not covered under most travel insurance plans for trip cancellation purposes, according to Stan Sandberg, co-founder of TravelInsurance.com. If you purchased a Cancel for Any Reason optional upgrade, however, there should be some level of trip cancellation protection available.
DOES TRAVEL INSURANCE COVER IF I GET SICK WHILE TRAVELING
You might be able to claim benefits under the trip interruption coverage and the emergency medical coverage, according to Sandberg. The medical coverage should reimburse you for medical expenses incurred during the trip.
It's Time to Start Thinking "SUMMER VACATION!!"
From tropical beaches to bustling metropolises, there’s an inspiring accommodation for every family occasion. Our collection of over 1,100 hotels and resorts includes a variety of stays to perfectly complement your next vacation. Whether you are embarking on an epic adventure, a journey to gain cultural insight or a relaxing retreat, enjoy our exclusive privileges to make your vacation even more incredible.
WE DO MORE THAN JUST CRUISES!!
Traveling in a group can be the most amazing experience EVER! A cruise provides a wonderful venue for group leaders to take center stage and conduct workshops aboard exciting cruise ships. You can turn ordinary family gatherings into something truly amazing. Transform an annual school reunion into an event no one will EVER forget or a boring business convention into an exciting corporate extravaganza.
National Plan for Vacation Day is January 28, but it's never too early to start putting those hard-earned vacation days to use.
Launched by the U.S. Travel Association’s Project: Time Off initiative in 2017, National Plan for Vacation Day is a day to encourage all Americans to commit to their time off for the rest of the year before it's too late.
After all, more than half of Americans (55 percent) left vacation time on the table in 2018, and research shows that those who plan are more likely to use their time off for travel compared to those who don't (39 percent to 20 percent).
National Plan for Vacation Day is an excellent time to reach out to a travel advisor (Dancing Moon Travel) who can save you time, money and stress.
WAVE SEASON DEALS JUST KEEP COMING
$50 GRAND PRIZE
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WAVE SEASON DEAL FROM AMAWATERWAYS
“Ama” means love – and AmaWaterways puts love in everything we do. It all starts with the warm hearts of our extraordinary crew, who always go above and beyond to turn every moment you spend with us into a cherished memory. From a variety of included excursions to exquisite locally-sourced food and wine to unparalleled service, we invite you to join us aboard our award-winning river cruise ships in Europe, Southeast Asia and Africa – and fill your heart with Ama.
TRIPLE SAVING OFFER
Book by March 31, 2020 and receive Triple Savings on a variety of popular European itineraries along the Danube, Rhine, Moselle, and Bordeaux rivers.
Save up to $2,000 per stateroom, plus complimentary stateroom upgrade and $100 per stateroom onboard credit.
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BEST VALUE IN THE CARIBBEAN! Amazing fare on MSC Seaside ... four nights departing MIA 5/16. Balcony stateroom for two people $1294.18 -- fare/fees/taxes INCLUDES drink package and Wfi.
And the Wave Season deals just keep coming!! We can't post them all so give us a call to see what your cruise line of choice is offering!!
If this deal doesn't "float your boat"...give us a call. We are seeing new deals every day!!
If this deal isn't for you, give us a call. We are getting new Wave Season Deals daily!!
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It's time to start thinking about a cruise.
Amazing fare on MSC Seaside ... five nights departing MIA 5/16. Balcony stateroom for two people $1294.18 -- fare/fees/taxes INCLUDES drink package and Wfi.
I saw this on a post from Carnival Cruise Line and I LOVE it.
What do you think?
Your transformative journey begins the moment you start dreaming about where you want to go. Then we enter the picture. With our worldwide expertise, we can bring the most remote destinations within your reach and create life-changing moments — from grand gestures to thoughtful details. We can introduce you to new and unique experiences for the new year, like an irresistible adult-by-design experience at sea, to connecting the minds and creating the future at the world’s greatest show.
FREE or Reduced Airfare is now offered on select Hawai'i cruises.
With Norwegian's Free at Sea promotion, Balconies and above receive All 5 Free Offers.
Oceanviews receive 2 Free offers and Inside and Studios receive 1 Free offer.
PLUS, for a limited time, get 30% off fleetwide sailings in addition to all the Free at Sea perks.
This is a GREAT deal...but if you don't want any more kids, just let Dancing Moon Travel know. You are not required to accept the "free kids" offer. We'll ask if we can substitute free chocolates and strawberries in your room instead.
Intriguing report from the Cruise Lines Int'l Association re the state of the cruise industry.
Sail away with MSC Cruises on the world’s most beautiful ships and enjoy onboard amenities as captivating as the destinations you’ll visit.
Experience Cirque du Soleil at Sea with a choice of 2 entertaining shows, SONOR or VIAGGIO, created exclusively for MSC Meraviglia.
Feel the sea breeze on MSC Seaside’s expansive boardwalk and feel like royalty on MSC Divina's dazzling Swarovski crystal staircases.
Experience the stunning beaches and spectacular sunsets of Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, a new private island in the Bahamas, now open!
RESERVE NOW WITH ONLY $99 DEPOSIT PER PERSON
7-NIGHT CRUISES FROM $399/per person
*Offer expires December 18. 2019
NEW STUDY ABOUT TRAVEL ADVISORS
Travel advisors continue to be popular with Millennial and Gen Z travelers, according to new research from Travelport. The company surveyed 23,000 people from 20 countries, including 1,000 travelers from the United States, found that Millennial and Gen Z travelers nearly always turn to a travel agent when booking as compared to their older counterparts.
WHY USE A TRAVEL ADVISOR?
The report found a high degree of frustration when it comes to travelers booking by themselves online. Fifty-nine percent of Millennials said that they find booking with online travel agencies harder than shopping online for other products and services, while a high percentage of Gen Z (69 percent) and Gen X (54 percent) found it frustrating not being able to see the availability and cost of extras, such as pre-booked seats, food, Wi-Fi and baggage.
The majority of travelers – 62 percent of Gen Z, 56 percent of Millennials and 50 percent of Gen Xers – said that they found the complicated rules, terms and conditions around cancellations or changes frustrating.
Call Dancing Moon Travel and talk to a real live person you can trust.
Call us at 404-913-4386
Or visit www.dancingmoontravel.com
UPDATED GUIDE TO CRUISE SHIP GRATUITY FEES AND SERVICE CHARGES
In the world of cruising, gratuities and service charges are the apex controversy.
Many of the biggest cruise lines, including Carnival, Princess and Norwegian, automatically add to passenger bills, saying that money will be passed on to crew members in recognition of their service.
Fees factored into the bill can range up to $23 per person, per day, and some lines recommend even higher gratuities.
Here are the current fees for a few of the top cruise lines (as of Dec 2019). The rates for the daily charges listed below are per person, per day.
CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE
Daily gratuity charge: $13.99-$15.99
Note: Passengers in standard staterooms pay $13.99 while those in suites pay $15.99. No gratuities are collected for passengers under the age of 2.
Additional charges: An 18% gratuity is added to bar bills.
DISNEY CRUISE LINE
Daily gratuity charge: None
Note: The line has suggested gratuity amounts for staff, but guests can use their discretion. Passengers can add suggested gratuities to their bills in advance or during the cruise if desired. Additional charges: A 15% gratuity is added to bar bills; an 18% charge is added to bills for spa services.
Daily gratuity charge: $8-$14.50
Note: Gratuity charges vary for MSC's itineraries. Children 2-11 pay half the adult rate on most cruises. Children under 2 years old are not charged. In summer 2021, fees will increase. MSC does not recommend tipping the staff individually. Additional charges: None
NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE
Daily gratuity charge: $14.50-$18
Note: Passengers in staterooms pay $14.50 or $15, and those in suites pay $17.50 or $18, depending on when the cruise was booked. Some locations and all-inclusive ships may have additional charges. Additional charges: A 20% gratuity is added to bar bills, the bills at extra-charge specialty restaurants and for services at ship spas.
Daily gratuity charge: $14.50-$16.50
Notes: Passengers in interior, oceanview and balcony staterooms pay $14.50. Passengers in minisuites and club class pay $15.50, and those in suites pay $16.50.
Additional charges: An 18% gratuity is added to bar bills.
Daily gratuity charge: $14.50-$17.50
Note: Passengers staying in junior suites and below pay $14.50, those in grand suites and above pay $17.50.
Additional charges: An 18% gratuity is added to bar bills as well as services at ship spas and salons.
The charge is levied whether or not a passenger feels he or she has experienced good service, though on most lines it can be adjusted or removed while onboard. Just visit with Guest Services.
For the 3rd year in a row, Carnival Cruise Line has received the awards for "Best Service" and "Best Value for Money" in Cruise Critic's 12th annual Editors' Picks Awards in the Ocean Cruise Line category.
Pat Sure Can Pick'em
The offer from Holland America that Pat outlines on her weekly Travel Market Moment has a VERY tight deadline.
CONTACT PAT HAND AT [email protected] OR TEXT HER AT 404-735-5774.
Pat is attending a travel conference in Las Vegas, but she will get back with you as soon as she can.
Offer expires 9 pm PST Tuesday, December 3
BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL FROM MSC CRUISES
MSC Cruise Line is kicking off the year's hottest shopping season with added value for guests on four of its cruise ships sailing the Caribbean. Valid through Wednesday, Dec. 4, MSC Cruises' Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deal offers guests added value including free drinks, Wi-Fi and gratuities totaling $764 of added value per stateroom on a seven-night cruise.
Contact Dancing Moon Travel for a no-obligation quote.
EVERYONE Loves the Deals Pat Has For Us This Week
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Is that all?
Not Using Your Vacation Days Makes You Less Productive at Work, Experts Say.
Who am I to argue with the experts??
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